Burkina Faso: at least 29 dead in attack

Burkina Faso: at least 29 dead in attack

29 people have been killed including 14 foreigners during an attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso. Security forces are looking for any gunmen who could have survived the attack. Simon Compaore, Burkina Faso’s Interior Minister, has stated that security officials are carrying out careful investigations. ABC News Australia reported…

Attack in Burkina Faso

Attack in Burkina Faso

Al Qaeda has claimed an attack in Burkina Faso that has resulted in at least 20 dead and hostages taken at a hotel in the center of Ouagadougou. The Splendid hotel is frequently used by United Nations workers and Westerners. According to the BBC, witnesses stated that they saw two…

Mali declares state of emergency

After the deadly attacks on Friday, killing 21 people in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the center of the capital, Bamako, Mali, the government has declared a 10-day state of emergency. Seven people were also wounded during the attack. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared a three-day mourning period for the…

Two Malian soldiers killed by unidentified gunmen

Unidentified gunmen have killed two Malian soldiers when they attacked a checkpoint of the outskirts of Timbuktu, military sources told Reuters. Another soldier was wounded in the attack on Tuesday. Army spokesman Colonel Souleymane Maiga informed Reuters that “the attack by armed men took place at 3 a.m. this morning…